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City of Streetsboro Economic Development
City of Streetsboro
Economic Development Department
Phone: 330-626-4942 / Website: www.cityofstreetsboro.com
Contact the City of Streetsboro for information on building permits, zoning permits, planning review, City departments and City ordinances.
Portage Development Board
Phone: 330-297-3470 /Website: www.portagedevdb.org
Portage County web site www.portagedevbd.org provides information about;
Economic Development Financing
Investment and job creation tax credits
www.OhioSecretaryofState.gov Jon Husted Ohio Secretary of State
Kent-Portage Small Business Development Service: The Kent/Portage Small Business Development Center offers support, training and resources for new and existing small businesses
Small Business Administration -- Get Information on starting or expanding a business
Ohio’s Small Business Development Center -- Resources to improve business plans
Small Business Resource Center at Symantec All resources used in today's business
E-Grants E-Application allows applicants to apply on-line to a specially selected group of grants
Grant Writing Tips --Database of more than 100 grant and loan programs from the government
www.epa.gov/grtlakes/seahome/grants.html free of charge: grant download
Industrial Park Data
The City has three industrial Parks, two of which, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business magazine, rank fourth and thirteenthout of thirty as being the largest industrial parks in Northeast Ohio.
Streetsboro’s prime location is at the crossroads of the turnpike, Interstate 480 and several major state routes also has attracted numerous companies to locate their headquarters here, including Step2 Co., Geis Co., Automated Packaging, MicroPoise and more.
Located along Mondial Parkway, Interstate Commerce Center, the 4th largest industrial park in Northeast Ohio, contains Best Buy, Automated Packaging, Chrysler, PODS, Aurora Plastics, Spectrum, Kraft Foods, Walco Industries, American Heritage Billiards, Schwan’s, MicroPoise, Classic Kia, Classic Honda, Classic Nissan, and International Paper.
Situated near the interchange of Frost Road and Interstate 480, the Frost Road Commerce Center, is the 13th largest industrial park in the region, contains L’Oreal, A.Duie Pyle, Soft-Lite Windows, Automated Packaging, Yard Metals, Deluxe Business Systems, Lange Grinding, and Venture Lighting.
Located at the north end of Streetsboro off Route 43, Streetsboro Industrial Park contains Commercial Turf, Protocoplas, Viking Forge, J&S Packaging, R. R. Donnelly, Aero Mark Inc., St. Lawrence Steel, Cardinal Packaging, SafeguardTechnology, Artisan Industries, Natural Essentials, Olympic Steel, Schmolz +Bickenbach USA, Onex, Kaelin Corporation, Agrotronix and Singer Steel.
Streetsborois ideal for small industry that represents a high percentage of the area's manufacturing capacity. Streetsboro's well-developed transportation network offers easy access to major urban markets nearby. There is a well-educated and experienced labor workforce on hand, and some of the finest industrial parks around including: Interstate Commerce Center, Phillip Parkway, Streetsboro Industrial Campus, & Omega Industrial Park.
Northeast Ohio Overview
Centrally located to serve the major U.S. and Canadian markets, Northeast Ohio is within 500 miles (800 kilometers) of 47% of the U.S. population and more than 30% of the Canadian population.
More than 50% of the nation's retail business may be transacted within overnight trucking distance of Northeast Ohio. In addition to the location advantage, the region is an industrial and technological center with a population of 4½-million and a highly skilled work force of more than 2 million. Northeast Ohio is one of the most diversified markets in America. Technology and innovation abound in Northeast Ohio. Edison Polymer Innovation Center (EPIC) combines the resources of the University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. These two institutions comprise one of the most impressive concentrations of polymer research and advanced training resources in the world. Over 1,200 polymer related firms operate in the area. ALCOM (Advanced Liquid Crystalline Optical Materials and Technology Center) is another university research consortium that lead the nation in its field. It includes Kent State University, Case Western Reserve University and the University of Akron. Liquid crystal displays used in hand-held instruments, laptop computers and telecommunications are the fruits of pioneering research into advanced optical materials at the Liquid Crystal Institute located on the campus of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Kent Displays, Inc. licensed the technology and is manufacturing flat panel signs from it's Portage County facility. For opportunities in Northeast Ohio visit www.advancenortheastohio.org for further information on bringing your business to our area.